Patterns, Pillars and Pineapples

Posted on Mar 1, 2011

I love pattern and wanted to construct temple columns featuring a feather motif, suggesting legs of a bird (think eagle, not chicken). Using Adobe Illustrator and Adobe Photoshop I created four textures. The textures were then wrapped around Max-built pillars. Unfortunately, my columns look more like massive pineapples than eagle legs, though handsome pineapples nonetheless. – Joe Gast

Note: The day after posting I rebuilt the column (a line with a lathe modifier). The image below depicts my attempt at a more masculine, eagle-like pillar.

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